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Poway, California

Poway, California

On May 29, 2024, Operation BBQ Relief Volunteers Jeff Allen, Ronnie Gilman, and Andrew Steinmetz served 200 hot barbecue meals to first responders at the 2024 San Miguel Firefighters Charitable Golf Tournament in Poway, California. We also educated golf tournament...

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Rogers, Arkansas (Tornado) / 6,395 Meals Over 9 Days

Rogers, Arkansas (Tornado) / 6,395 Meals Over 9 Days

On May 26, 2024, multiple tornadoes tore through Northwest Arkansas and left destruction in their wake. Within 48 hours, we were on the ground in Rogers, Ark. to provide the “One Hot Meal That Matters” to people impacted by the storms. Over the course of nine days, we...

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Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater, Florida

During Memorial Day weekend on May 25, 2024, Operation BBQ Relief was proud to participate in the Clearwater Honorfest, an event honoring the memory of the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We provided 250 hot barbecue meals to first...

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College Station, Texas

College Station, Texas

We were honored to support the Texas Search and Rescue Exercise (TX SAREX) on May 22, 2024, which brought together Texas Task Force 1, first responders, National Guard units, response agencies, and others during a training exercise at Texas A&M Engineering...

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Joleen Baldauf

Joleen Baldauf

Joleen Baldauf’s journey to become an Operation BBQ Relief volunteer began just a few short months after we provided our first meals in the aftermath of the Joplin, Mo. tornado in May 2011. “In December 2011, I had stopped in Joplin, Mo. on my way to visit my...

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